You cannot turn on the radio nowadays without being introduced, at some point, to a song that features heavy EDM and dance influences. While dance music isn’t new, the resurgence of the genre is owed in large part to the work of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, collectively known as The Chainsmokers. The Chainsmokers have been a mainstay in the zeitgeist of pop culture for the better part of the past several years and now the duo is looking to really push their music to new limits. The Chainsmokers are well known for their work on tracks such as ‘Paris’ and ‘Closer’ but their new release, ‘Don’t Let Me Down’, might be their most important release so far.
Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart were two men beholden to the world of DJ and dance music. While working in separate cities, the two were eventually connected by a mutual friend. It was quickly apparent that Pall and Taggart were both riding the same wavelengths when it came to their craft and with that connection made apparent, almost nothing could stop them. Pall and Taggart would get to work with a workmanlike effort that involved meeting for 10 to 12 hours a day, every day, in order to hone their craft. Now, years down the line, they are almost constantly on tour showcasing the music that they’ve worked so hard on.
Me and the homies tonight pic.twitter.com/9pOWPFPkd1
— Alex Pall (@AlexPallNY) May 12, 2018
As a dance/EDM group, Pall and Taggart have been intimately close to the writing process of all of their songs. With that being said, ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ marks the first time that Taggart will lead the way in the vocal section of the new track. The reason for Taggart taking center stage is incredibly simple: Pall and Taggart want their new era of music to really resonate with fans. In order for the words that they write to feel authentic, Taggart wants to make sure that it is his voice people hears when they tune in on the radio. This kind of passion shows that the Chainsmokers are far away from just another cotton candy, fluff pop-duo. What else awaits the Chainsmokers here in the coming years?